Asiatic lilies are beautiful and they come in a variety of colours. When you plant Asiatic lily bulbs you get to enjoy them year after year because the bulbs will come back and they will multiply which means you get more lilies each year.
The bulbs are easy to plant and they are affordable. Planting your lilies is very easy. You just have to decide where you want to place them in the garden. Make sure that you choose a location that gets at least six hours of sunlight each day.
Only plant the bulbs in soil that drains well. If the soil doesn’t drain well the bulbs are going to rot and the lilies are not going to grow. If your soil doesn’t drain well you will want to amend it with compost or a soil amendment. Make sure to work the compost into the soil for a few inches. You want the soil to be able to drain up to 8 inches deep.
The best time to plant your lily bulbs is in the fall. You need to make sure that you give them a few weeks of warmer weather before the first freeze. The root system will be a lot stronger this way. The roots need cold weather so they can produce huge blooms in the spring so make sure that you give the roots plenty of time to develop.
You need to make sure that you plant the bulbs three times as deep as the bulb. The flat end should go down. Mulch after as this will help the bulbs to retain moisture and reduce that chance of the bulbs drying out over the winter.
The lilies are going to need some shade so plant some shorter plants around the lilies. Make sure that you fertilize your lilies. Plant food or fish emulsion is a good choice when you want to give your lilies the moisture they need to survive.
When you see bulbs feed the plants bone meal since they need a lot of phosphorus to do well. This will make the blooms grow huge and it also helps them to last longer. Be careful not to add too much fertilizer because this will only encourage the foliage to grow and not the blooms. If you take the time to take proper care of your lilies you will be rewarded with beautiful lilies that come back time and time again.